Hackensack Hub to host garden classes

Four of five classes are free to attend


The Hackensack Hub will host free garden classes starting Tuesday, March 16.

All classes are 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hub next to the post office in Hackensack. The classes will be:

  • March 16: Shade gardening, lily of the valley, ajuga, wild ginger, hostas and coral bells.
  • March 23: Eradicating lawn weeds, creeping Charlie, etc.
  • March 30: House plants and clemetis.
  • April 6: Espalier, training plants.

Freewill donations are welcome and appreciated.
There will be another class Tuesday, April 20, at Country Garden Center on Highway 371 in Backus. This class has a $17.50 material fee, which pays for a basket, soil, additives and maintenance until the end of May. Plants chosen by the customer are at an extra cost.

Organizers ask participants to wear face masks and participate in social distancing.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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